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Media Contacts

Public Relations

Jerod Dahlgren
Public Relations Director
College Relations
Cleveland Hall 307
(716) 878-5569

Emergency Contacts

University Police

On campus: ext. 6333
Off campus: (716) 878-6333

Peter M. Carey
Chief of University Police

Weigel Health Center

(716) 878-6711
Assistance with minor medical evaluations and treatment.

Counseling Center

(716) 878-4436 
Counseling and mental health services.

Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM)

(716) 878-4436 
Counseling for those emotionally affected by traumatic events.

Environmental Health and Safety Office

(716) 878-6113
Information on various safety topics, including hazard evaluations and training.

Radiation Safety Office

(716) 878-6128
Information on radioactive materials.

Driving to Buffalo State

From the East (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)

Take Exit 51 (NY 33 West) to NY 198 West. Exit NY 198 at Elmwood Avenue South. The college is immediately on the right.

From the West (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)

Take Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.

From the North/Niagara Falls

Take Interstate 190 South (over the Grand Island Bridge) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.

From the Peace Bridge

Take Interstate 190 North to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.

From the Greater Buffalo International Airport

Exit the airport onto Rt. 33 West for approximately 5.5 miles. Continue to Rt. 198 West (Scajaquada Expressway). Stay on expressway approximately 2.2 miles. Exit at Elmwood Avenue South. Continue on Elmwood Avenue. approximately .2 mile. Enter Buffalo State College to the right on Rockwell Road.

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Key Facts


Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY)


City of Buffalo, 125-acre campus
Buffalo is approximately 450 miles from New York City, 250 miles from Cleveland, 90 miles from Toronto, and 15 miles from Niagara Falls. Buffalo is adjacent to Lake Erie.



Enrollment (Fall 2014)

10,661 students
9,316 undergraduate
1,327 graduate

Faculty and Staff

1,220 full time
600 part time


Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D.

Melanie L. Perreault, Ph.D.

Hal D. Payne, J.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Charles B. Kenyon
Associate Vice President/Dean Of Students

Safety and Security on Campus

The safety and well-being of Buffalo State students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the Buffalo State University Police Department's highest priority. Vested with full police powers, University Police officers promote safety and security on campus by being proactive: they patrol campus routinely, enforce the law, and offer educational programs on safety.


University police officers patrol the campus around the clock. Bicycle, foot, and vehicle patrols enable officers to monitor and maintain security on campus, and promote contact between the campus community and university police officers.

The bike patrol enables university police officers to patrol walkways, quads, and other student gathering areas with ease and speed. This specialized unit demonstrates the department's commitment to community policing by making officers visible and accessible.

Bike patrol unit officers are trained and certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association and the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Residence Halls

All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day and equipped with an alarm system. Residents are issued keys for outside entrances and rooms. Residents must escort residence hall visitors. (Phones are available for visitors to call residents.) Security cameras monitor residence hall entrances.

In addition, University Police student assistants are stationed in designated residence halls to check identification and report unusual activity to University Police during low-traffic hours.

Off-Campus Student Locations

University Police work with other area law enforcement agencies on mutual concerns and investigations. The College Community Relations Advisory Council reviews issues with community representatives.

There are no alerts at this time.

In the event of an emergency, updates will be posted on this page.


Sign Up for Buff State Alert
Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for Buff State Alert, a service that sends emergency messages via text, voice, or e-mail. This free service immediately connects students with the most up-to-date information concerning weather-related campus closings, on-campus crises, and other need-to-know info.


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